Yon-Ka Skincare

As you might remember, I had my first facial in about ten years last month (read about it here). I didn’t want to change my skin cleansing routine but was open to trying any anti-aging treatments that Kimberly (my esthetician) recommended. I was very impressed that she suggested using “hydrating” products instead of the harsher/drying products that my dermatologist had recommended. I explained that the Retin-A that I had been using was drying my skin out WAY too much and almost making my wrinkles appear worse (at least in the short term). So after my fabulous facial, she sent me home with the following products to try:

Lotion Yon-Ka PS (Essentials): The phyto-aromatic healing water. More than just a toner, this healing mist is a true phyto-aromatic fountain of beauty, essential for re-balancing and preparing the skin for everyday beauty products. Alcohol-free, it refreshes, tones and sanitizes the skin, the energizing effects of its essential oils can be felt throughout the whole body. My thoughts: OK…this stuff smells like heaven. SERIOUSLY. I truly look forward to spritzing this all over my face & neck because it is so invigorating. It really wakes me up (yet, is calming at the same time) and is not drying AT ALL. I can see why this would be listed as an “essential” product.

Yon-Ka Alpha-Contour (Contours): The “2 in 1” eyes and lips rejuvenation contour. This renewing gel with fruit acids is very precisely formulated to gently smooth wrinkles and fine lines, and to hydrate the lip and eye contour while providing a pleasant feeling of freshness. My thoughts: TWO-FOR-ONE. You know how I feel about two for ones….YES and YES. I have been putting this on under my eyes every night and I use the residual for my lips. Again, not drying and softens fine lines.

Yon-Ka Phyto-Contour (Contours): The anti-fatigue answer for eyes contour, firming. This refined, aromatic cream with extracts of rosemary visibly reduces puffiness and dark circles. It restores firmness to the eye and lip contour and provides a feeling of freshness and relaxation to tired eyelids. My thoughts: This has a very strong scent and the scent alone makes my eyes sting a bit but it does not irritate my sensitive skin. I’m thinking this must do the same thing that preparation h does only this stuff is made for your eyes. =)

Yon-Ka Advanced Optimizer Duo (Age Correction): The ultimate tightening coaching program for your skin. A shock duo – serum boosting firmness and thickening cream – that reinforces the skins natural reconstruction process, slows destruction of supporting tissue, repairs and protects the epidermis. My thoughts: This duo is tied with the toner for my favorite products of all of these. I have to admit, I was TERRIFIED that putting an oil followed up with a  cream on my face right before bed would make me break out but thankfully it didn’t. In fact, I think my skin has been clearer than usual! It says that you can use this in the morning & at night, but I prefer to only use it at night since it is a little too heavy to wear under my makeup. BUT with that being said, I am AMAZED at how refreshed, smooth & soft my skin is in the morning. I will definitely repurchase this!

Yon-Ka Fruitelia PS (Age Correction): Anti-wrinkle resurfacing soft emulsion. Thanks to fruit extracts naturally rich in AHA, this fluid emulsion is quickly absorbed and gently renews, hydrates and revitalizes the skin. It stimulates the renewal of the epidermis, smooths wrinkles and fine lines, softens the complexion and restores its natural glow and freshness. My thoughts: I’ve been using this mainly only on my neck & decolletage because it made my face a bit too oily when used as a moisturizer.

Disclaimer: If you are local, I highly recommend scheduling a custom Yon-Ka facial with Kimberly at Headlines Salon (760-436-1812). She truly is amazing. While I was not compensated for this post, I was gifted these products for reviewing purposes. As always, all opinions are my own.

One Comment ( Reply )

  1. Anne
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 6:44 am

    they look great 🙂